Camel adds to its humps

World music group One Camel Short adds to its lineup with percussionists Nathaniel Huard and Jim Copeman for annual Kingfisher show.

The One Camel Short Quartet

The One Camel Short Quartet

For many years, the Enderby-based acoustic roots duo One Camel Short –Murray MacDonald, guitar/vocals/songwriting, and Richard Owings, five-string violin– has produced a much-anticipated midsummer concert of its original and world music at  Kingfisher Hall.

This year’s concert, on Friday, will be something special. Joining the duo on stage will be two fine world-music percussionists from Kelowna, Nathaniel Huard and Jim Copeman.

Huard is one of an elite handful of musicians in Canada who is accomplished on the riqq, a tambourine-like hand drum which figures prominently in Middle Eastern music and adapts well to other styles.

“The vibrant sounds and intoxicating rhythms which Nathaniel coaxes from this small and seemingly simple instrument are guaranteed to amaze and delight listeners,” said Owings.

In turn, Copeman excels at creating world percussion grooves.

“The concert will feature Copeman on the large Turkish frame drum as well as other percussion instruments from his extensive collection, including cajon, djembe, dumbek,  shaker, cymbals, rattles, and Jim’s one-of-a-kind homemade suitcase kick drum,” said Owings.

This debut concert by the new One Camel Short Quartet promises an ear-feast of sizzling and exotic musical journeys.

Friday’s concert  starts at 7:30 p.m. at Kingfisher Hall, 3337 Mabel Lake Rd., 33 kilometres east of Enderby.

Adult tickets are $15, youth/student are $5 at the door. Desserts will be provided by Ivy. Call 250-838-6379 or 250-833-1187 for more information.